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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-West­phalia


Wel­come to Ger­many’s num­ber one cyc­ling state!

Die Drei-Flüsse-Tour bietet herrliche Ausblicke ins Ahrtal, © Archiv Ahr Rhein Eifel Tourismus & Service GmbH

Three Rivers Tour

Met­ro­pol­it­an flair, tran­quil coun­tryside and his­tor­ic vil­lages

This cir­cu­lar cycle route not only con­nects the Rhine, Ahr and Erft rivers, it also jux­ta­poses large cit­ies with his­tor­ic vil­lages, and Ro-man re­mains with knight’s castles.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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River Eder Floodplains Cycle Path - grand tour, © Reiner Schild

River Eder Cycle Path

The en­tire length of the Eder from the source in the Rothaarge­birge

With no ma­jor as­cents, the River Eder Cycle Path is ideal for fam­il­ies and leis­ure cyc­lists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Aussicht Ruhrtalradweg, © RuhrtalRadweg, Dennis Stratmann

Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path

From idyll­ic land­scapes to in­dus­tri­al her­it­age

From in­dus­tri­al her­it­age and vi­brant cit­ies to idyll­ic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Val­ley Cycle Path passes many dif­fer­ent towns on its way through Sauer­land and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Wanderer an Ahr-Quelle in Blankenheim, © Dominik Ketz

Ahr cycle route

Act­ive travel between the Eifel and Rhine re­gions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilo­metres through one of the most beau­ti­ful vine­yard re­gions in the coun­try, and is a good des­tin­a­tion for a sporty day trip with a a re­lax­ing glass of wine to fin­ish the tour.

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Idyllische Parks bieten sich auf dem Töddenland-Radweg für Pausen an, © Stadtmarketing Ibbenbüren GmbH

Töd­den­land Cycle Path

The cir­cu­lar route links in­ter­est­ing sites from the 17th and 18th cen­tur­ies.

A cycle path for his­tory buffs: this cir­cu­lar route fol­lows the tracks of 17th and 18th cen­tury West­phali­an sales­men.

Level of difficulty: easy

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balkantrasse-die-bergischen-drei, © Die Bergischen Drei

Balkan­trasse Cycle Path

On the tracks of the Balkan Ex­press rail­way

A con­veni­ent way to see the sights: the Balkan­trasse leads cyc­lists to the Rhine low­lands along a dis­used rail­way line.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Paderborner-Land-Route führt an prächtigen Schlössern vorbei, © Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e.V.

Pader­borner Land Route Cycle Path

Heath­land, bird sanc­tu­ar­ies, mon­ast­ic cul­ture and a rail­way via­duct

The 250 kilo­metre Pader­borner-Land-Route (Pader­borner Land Route) cycle path takes in im­press­ive nat­ur­al land­scapes, ma­jor his­tor­ic sites and in­ter­est­ing cul­tur­al at­trac­tions, mainly on quiet roads.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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family on tour at the Sauerland Cycle Circuit, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V Foto Stromberg

Sauer­land Cycle Cir­cuit

Cyc­ling through Sauer­land on dis­used rail­way lines

Cyc­ling on dis­used rail­way lines through the “Land of 1000 Moun­tains”. A wealth of at­trac­tions await act­ive cyc­lists on this cir­cu­lar route.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest net­work of cycle paths in Ger­many cov­ers easy, flat ter­rain

The Lower Rhine re­gion has Ger­many’s longest net­work of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyc­lists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tar­macked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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